Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, the bloodiest battle the Australian Army saw during the Vietnam War. Memorial ceremonies in Brisbane and Canberra will mark the occasion with fly overs and remembrance parades. To find out more about this historic event, head to the Australian War Memorial website (https://www.awm.gov.au/) for details. Lest We Forget.
Nigel Pittaway looks at the technology and TTPs seen in action at this years EX Pitch Black in the NT. The exercise calendar for the ADF has certainly been full in recent months. We also have a round up of platform and technology stories from fellow defence forces that might have a future with the ADF.
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